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it was a pressing task, and Lord Allenby could therefore scarcely be expected to do so. He was, at any rate, quick to see the immediate necessity of important changes in the personnel, if not in the system. In the Ministry of Interior, where failure had been most glaring, Sir Reginald Clayton succeeded Mr. Haynes as Adviser. Sir Paul Harvey, who had resigned in Lord Kitchener's time, was induced to return to Egypt as Financial Adviser., a post which had not been filled since the death of Lord Edward Cecil. Mr. Sheldon Amos was appointed to succeed Sir William Brunyate as Judicial Adviser, and Mr. Paterson became Adviser to the Ministry of Education in succession to Mr. Dunlop. These appointments Indicated no real break with the old system, but they were on the whole well received, and none was more* warmly welcomed by Egyptians as well as by Englishmen than that of Mr. Paterson, though rather on account of his personality than of any special qualifications or experience. Upon him fell perhaps the heaviest of all our responsibilities, for nothing is more difficult to make good than the mistakes of a whole educational system, and our mistakes both of omission and commission had been manifold.good they could, by their individual efforts, and almost, as it were, by stealth.